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Arthur Joseph Delano
April 01, 2022


Arthur Joseph Delano of Harborcreek, PA passed away peacefully at his home near his family on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.He was born in Acushnet, Massachusetts August 22, 1936 to Joseph Kempton Delano and Dora Wilbur Delano. He was a graduate of Dartmouth High School 1954 in Dartmouth, MA. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BSEE in 1959. Several days after his graduation he married Barbara Staron in New Bedford, MA. While at Notheastern University he started his career with the co-op program at the General Electric Company. He continued to work there for 36 years in Pittsfield, MA and Erie, PA.

After retirement, he volunteered for many organizations, including the Harbor Creek Music Booster concession stand, the GE Quarter Century Club picnic, Museum of Erie GE History, First Robotics, Habitat for Humanity (Board Member 1998, vice-president 2000, president 2001), Harborcreek AARP president (2004, 2005), Elfun Society, member of Harborcreek Sewer authority, tax counselor for the elderly for many years, voluntary tutor for the Iroquois School District and volunteer at AHN St. Vincent Hospital for many years.

Arthur is survived by Barbara, his wife of 62 years and his 6 children: Alice Cooper (John); Arthur Delano, Jr. (Yong-Mi Kim); Paul Delano (Roberta); Ruth Spanos (Pete); Mary Patterson (Martin); Mark Delano (Mona Gadde); and 6 grandchildren: Clare, Helen, Joseph and John Patterson; Void Spanos; and Shreya Delano.
He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Wilbur Delano, Orina Reagan, Gerald Delano, Claire Driesen and Ann Frias.

Memorial service to which relatives and friends are invited will be Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Potter Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M.

Memorial visitation will be from 10-11 A.M., at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Greater Erie Area, 4922 Pittsburgh Ave., Erie, PA 16509 or to a charity of your choice.

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Potter Funeral Service
81 Reed Road
Westport, MA 02790